Annual Lawrence festival features arts and crafts
The 22nd annual Lawrence Fall Arts and Crafts Festival will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 9 at South Park.
The festival at the park just south of downtown will feature sales, displays and demonstrations of arts and crafts. Goods for sale will include pottery, ceramics, weaving, stained glass, leather crafts, woodcarving, jewelry, baskets and photography.
Lawrence participants include Susan Bourzikas, gel candles and accessories, home decor and holiday items; Patricia Disque, pillow dolls, Christmas tree skirts, aprons and other handmade items; and Ellen Garber, stained-glass windows, panels and suncatchers.
A variety of musical groups will perform and children's activities will be available.
For more information, call 832-7940.
'Treasures of Russia' on display at museum
Topeka A world-class exhibition on Russian icons, called "Spiritual Treasures of Czarist Russia," is on display at the new Heartland Orthodox Christian Museum, 523 S.W. Van Buren St.
The collection of 71 icons is on display through the end of October. The icons are on loan to the museum from art collectors James and Tatiana Jackson of Cedar Falls, Iowa.
In connection with the exhibition, the following presentations are scheduled in Topeka:
2 p.m. Saturday, James Jackson will discuss the holy art of Czarist Russia, Grace Cathedral.
7 p.m. Sept. 26, photographer and Tulane University professor William Brumfield will show slides of medieval Russian church architecture, Washburn University.
Oct. 26, Kansas University professor Maria Carlson will discuss "Icons in Russian Life and Culture," Washburn University.
For more information, call (785) 234-5993.
Bull Blast to kick off state fair attractions
Hutchinson The grandstand lineup for the Kansas State Fair includes several musical acts, a rodeo and car races.
The events scheduled include: Bull Blast, 7:30 p.m. Friday; PRCA Rock 'n' Ridin' Rodeo, 1 p.m. Saturday; Sawyer Brown, 7 p.m. Saturday; AMA Extreme Motocross, 7 p.m. Sept. 9; Blessid Union of Souls and Dream, 7 p.m. Sept. 11; Statler Brothers with Tara Lynn, 7 p.m. Sept. 12; auto races, 7 p.m. Sept. 13; Lee Ann Womack and Keith Urban, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14; and Styx and Survivor, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15.
Tickets range from $10 to $22, and include gate admission. To order tickets call (800) 362-FAIR or go to www.kansasstatefair.com.